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Dave Chukwuji

I saw you from afar
saw the look on your face
my heart bleed for you
I knew you’ve been hurt by someone
in world yonder
and I opened my arms to embrace you
…love your pains away

Katrina, now I see your true face
the pains I saw
were only a mirror of the pains
you would wreck in my life
now, I stand in the pool of your anger
half buried in foul water…
I wonder
why did I not see you for who you were

Katrina, did you know in our world
they say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
but I never scorned you
I embraced you…welcomed you
stock piled wine and candles
hoped we would dance, listen to jazz from New Orleans
then you hit me
I hear instead cries from all of Mississippi
…and beyond.

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